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Why a US promoter has accused boxing’s heavyweights of putting him on the ropes

In an alleged conspiracy that he says goes all the way to the top of boxing, an up-and-coming boxing promoter has accused alleged crime kingpin Daniel Kinahan of frustrating his efforts to establish himself in the boxing business

Boxing has always had a reputation for colourful characters. Picture: Getty

To hear Edward Bissau Mendy tell it, he’s been blackballed, suppressed, intimidated, slandered and subjected to a possible assassination attempt; that he has been all but forced into hiding for fear of his life.

One of his problems is the alleged refusal, he says, of BoxRec – one of the biggest boxing records databases in the world – to record the results of fights in a succession of events he hosted in 2021 and 2022, ...